• Domestika Diary: Lilly Maetzig

    Domestika Diary: Lilly Maetzig

    New Zealand-born, London-based ceramicist Lilly Maetzig takes us through the city she now calls home and into her pottery studio to share her creative process Lilly Maetzig (@mae_ceramics) is a ceramicist, designer, and artist who started her career (and life) in New Zealand before moving to London in 2016. Lilly first found ceramics in art school, but she truly fell in love with wheel-thrown pottery when she began working in a shared studio. In this Domestika Diary, she takes us on her surprisingly verdant walk to work and into her pottery studio to share with us a typical day in the life of a potter.

  • What It's Really Like To Be a Female Creative?

    What It's Really Like To Be a Female Creative?

    Get an inside look into the life of 15 amazing creators and artists and their creative processes The creative process is different from one person to another, and it can take many forms. From the very disciplined people to those who navigate by ear, a creative mind is always exploring new ways to express itself. The video series Domestika Diaries explores precisely how is really like to be creative in different disciplines. Next, we gathered a list of 15 exceptional female artists from all over the world, so you can get inspired and start your next project right now and learn from their tips to be more creative and translate your ideas into real work.

  • Domestika Diary: Weekend Creative

    Domestika Diary: Weekend Creative

    Product photography and art direction duo Weekend Creative take us on a day in their life as they make their podcast, shoot photos, and visit the places that brought them together. Weekend Creative (@weekendcreative) is a creative duo made up of Arabela and Elle, who specialize in stop motion and playful and creative brand photography. The two of them have collaborated with the likes of Benefit, Camelbak, and Saint Jane. No matter what they’re working on, they demand just two things from a client: “you need to know how to have fun” and “you have to prefer the weekend.” In this Domestika Diary, you will see where the pair met, what they do, and why they work so well together.

  • Domestika Diary: Caro Bello

    Domestika Diary: Caro Bello

    Caro Bello is a graphic designer and punch-needle embroidery expert. She tells us about her working process and creative routine in this Domestika Diary

  • Domestika Diary: Núria Vila

    Domestika Diary: Núria Vila

    Núria Vila is a graphic designer and art director who specializes in sustainable design. She tells us about her daily routine and the creative process she uses to implement more sustainable and ethical projects.

  • Domestika Diary: Pepita Sandwich

    Domestika Diary: Pepita Sandwich

    Take a tour with Pepita Sandwich of her life in her new home, New York Pepita Sandwich is an illustrator known for her vibrant style full of color, movement, and personality. She has collaborated with international brands such as Adidas, Spotify, and Cartoon Network and even published two books. In this Domestika Diary, she takes us around her new home, New York, showing us where she finds inspiration and art supplies.

  • Domestika Diary: Jessica Dance

    Domestika Diary: Jessica Dance

    Miniature model maker Jessica Dance takes us through her daily routine and creative process in the Southdowns, UK Jessica Dance (@jessica_dance) is an artist, designer, and coach who creates miniature models. Her unusual approach to design and making has led to collaborations with a host of global brands, including the BBC, Vogue, and Volkswagen, on jobs ranging from editorial design and animated adverts to interiors and installations. In this Domestika Diary, Jessica shares the daily routine that has enabled her to stay healthy, creative, and successful:

  • Domestika Diary: Adolfo Serra

    Domestika Diary: Adolfo Serra

    Illustrator Adolfo Serra reveals his creative routine and the keys to fighting creative block Renowned Spanish Illustrator Adolfo Serra (@adolfoserra) specializes in books for children and young adults. He spent much of the lockdown reconsidering the nature of creativity. His colourful style is full of fantasy and is often influenced by the new places and cultures he discovers while traveling, which is one of his greatest passions. But the lockdown rules prevented him from moving, so his energies focused on finding inspiration in the things around him. In this Domestika Diary, Adolfo reveals the multitude of ideas waiting to be discovered and turned into art in our immediate surroundings. He invites us into his studio and talks about his creative routine, his sources of inspiration and his techniques for avoiding the dreaded creative block:

  • Domestika Diary: Naíma Almeida

    Domestika Diary: Naíma Almeida

    Visual artist Naíma Almeida sheds light on her creative routine during lockdown and her experience experimenting with augmented reality Our creative processes are unique. They are influenced by different circumstances; they are a result of our cultural references, the feelings we have at the time, the tools we have available, and of course, the environment in which we find ourselves. We can’t escape these elements, not even in lockdown. In this Domestika Diary, visual artist Naíma Almeida shares her routine, creative processes, thoughts, and creations during lockdown. Discover more below:

  • Domestika Diary: Olga Prinku

    Domestika Diary: Olga Prinku

    The creator of flower on tulle embroidery takes us on a walk through the British countryside, where she finds inspiration and flowers for her creations Olga Prinku (@oprinku) is a designer and maker who created the flower on tulle embroidery technique, where she embroiders dried and handpicked flowers onto tulle. A trained graphic designer, Olga adapted her design skills to her botanical surroundings to create her unique and elegant style which has seen her collaborate with Swarovski, Anthropologie, and Ruth Eaton London. In this Domestika Diary, Olga shares her florally-inspired daily routine and creative process with us:

  • Domestika Diary: Mike Sandoval

    Domestika Diary: Mike Sandoval

    Art director and illustrator Mike Sandoval opens the doors of his studio and explains his creative routine during the confinement A creative workspace is always important, no more so than during a situation like confinement. Art director and illustrator Mike Sandoval (@mike_sandoval_) has made sure to create an environment that helps him in his work and allows him to continue to express his creativity in his professional and personal projects. This visual artist opens the doors of his home and studio in Mexico and explains how he works day to day as a freelance illustrator in the current situation and how he has created a space and a routine that encourages his productivity. Discover it below:

  • Domestika Diary: Connie Lim

    Domestika Diary: Connie Lim

    The professional fashion illustrator shares her daily routine and the process behind her unique fashion collages Fashion illustration is part fantasy, part reality. Translating the artistry of high fashion into typically two-dimensional pieces of work, it records the details of actual garments while also infusing them with a dreamy, imaginative quality. Connie Lim (@_connielim_) is a London-based fashion illustrator whose work with fashion collages literally adds new layers to the traditional fashion illustration. Her distinctive style incorporates illustration and mixed-media to create unique textures and details, and her collaborations include work with brands like Louboutin, Bulgari, and L’Oreal. In this Domestika Diary, she shares her routine, gives a tour of her studio, and talks about her creative process and sources of inspiration.

  • Domestika Diary: Alex Hillkurtz

    Domestika Diary: Alex Hillkurtz

    Alex Hillkurtz, a storyboard artist fascinated by urban watercolor, shows us his personal vision of Madrid When it comes to the art of urban watercolor, there’s a magical mix of two elements: the unique vision of the illustrator who executes it, ensuring that no two watercolors are ever the same, and the personality of the buildings, people, and streets of the city that they’re capturing. This combination makes urban watercolor a fleeting reflection of the observer’s senses and an ever-changing environment, its results defined by the viewpoint of the artist and the location that they are seeking to capture. Few have a viewpoint as unique as that of Alex Hillkurtz. A storyboard artist with a passion for urban watercolor, he has an innate talent for reinterpreting the cities he visits through striking splashes of color and fascinating perspectives. Because of this, we jumped at the chance to accompany him during one of his drawing sessions set in the streets of Madrid. Find out more in the following Domestika Diary:

  • Domestika Diary: Lapin

    Domestika Diary: Lapin

    The urban sketcher visits Madrid’s Retiro Park to share his process and capture the Palacio de Cristal Art, at its core, is a form of expression and observation, filtering the outside world to create something that reflects an individual’s own unique viewpoint. Urban sketching is a popular format for those looking to capture and enjoy their surroundings, jotting down everything from travels to faraway lands to scenes of everyday life. A vibrant community of artists, urban sketchers create pieces that offer a unique blend of observation and personal reflection. A pioneer in the online urban sketching community, Lapin (@lapinbarcelona) has published over 30 books, many of which illustrate his travels across the world. In this Domestika Diary, he visits Madrid’s Retiro park to sketch the Palacio de Cristal and talk about his process and why he believes urban sketching is such a powerful format.

  • Domestika Diary: Caroline Kjellberg
    3D & Animation

    Domestika Diary: Caroline Kjellberg

    2D animator and motion designer Caroline Kjellberg talks us through her creative routine and life as a freelancer based in Bali Being far away from home during a global pandemic is a complicated situation to find oneself in. Danish animator and motion designer Caroline Kjellberg had to lengthen her stay in Bali as a result of lockdown measures, and she’s been working from there ever since. The multifaceted artist welcomes us into her house in Bali to talk us through her day-to-day routine working as a freelancer during unprecedented times. She also speaks about the advantages and disadvantages of working as a freelance creative, and shares advice for preventing professional exhaustion, which can set in if we don’t stick to a good routine. Discover more below:

  • Domestika Diary: Hugo Barros Costa

    Domestika Diary: Hugo Barros Costa

    The Portuguese architect, illustrator, and urban sketcher takes us on a tour through the streets of the city he has called home for years, Valencia, taking us to the places that inspire him most First, there were the buildings, the attractive details of the facades, the lush roofs, and the ingenious solutions achieved by so many architects throughout history. Then, the surrounding landscape, the trees, the street benches, and public spaces. Finally, the people arrived: the everyday protagonists of the scenes that make a city come to life. For years, these elements have combined to broaden the vision of Portuguese architect Hugo Barros Costa (@yolahugo) in his home of Valencia, as an artist, an illustrator, and an urban sketcher. In the most recent episode of the Domestika Diaries series, Hugo takes us on a tour of the places in Valencia that inspire him to create the drawings that have brought him fame and exhibitions in many different countries, opening up his creative process to us. In addition to his work as an artist, he teaches at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universitat Politècnica de València and at the prestigious Parsons in New York. Discover more in the video:

  • Domestika Diary: Catalina Estrada

    Domestika Diary: Catalina Estrada

    The Colombian graphic designer shares her creative routine and the landscapes that have inspired her to create her award-winning prints. Catalina Estrada has only been in Colombia a few months. Having lived for years in Barcelona, she became stranded in her home country while visiting her mother. Not that she’s complaining, since the varied landscapes, lush colors, and natural beauty of Colombia are where she draws much of the inspiration behind her internationally award-winning prints. The stylish graphic designer and illustrator says that beauty and optimism are the trademarks of her work, thanks to her experience growing up surrounded by these striking landscapes. In this Domestika Diary, recorded in her home in Colombia, she shares how her surroundings have impacted and enriched her creative work.